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Comment: Re: Maybe not extinction... (Score 2) 278

by smitty_one_each (#46836655) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?
If you're going to argue that the DARPA protocols informing the Internet are some kind of anti-capitalist triumph, fine. Keep in mind that you also just bought the Military-Industrial Complex and all of the wars the U.S. has fought. So ya got a lot of artillery and missiles goin' for ya.
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Journal: Piketty is sort of a modern false prophet 24

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The book that is all the rage on the left is a dense economic tome called Capital in the 21st Century by a French and Marxist economics professor called Thomas Piketty. It epitomizes cargo cult economics well blended with the vice of greed and a disregard for the whole "thou shalt not covet" thing that somebody important once warned us about. It also has a lo

Comment: Two related points (Score 1) 1

by smitty_one_each (#46831027) Attached to: IQ Tests
(a) The modern Borg mentality doesn't want anyone "feeling bad" for anything. The Peter Pan principle of eternal childhood helps keep the peasants on the plantation.
(b) Finding some genetic basis to blame a "feeling bad" event upon is a source of tremendous political power.

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun